Morgan and Jimmy have grown up together, and are close, loving friends. That said, in terms of reading level and subject matter, I think Say Goodnight, Gracie would be great for a younger teen audience, say 12-14. Say Goodnight, Gracie is all about Morgan learning how to deal with her emotions and how she can become herself again after losing her best friend in a car crash. I recommend this book to all. Not that her loving parents expect a high-spirited Colorado girl to be a model of decorum, but their beautiful daughter is a walking menace. I cried like a baby every time I read it. This story has stuck with me like few stories have.
However, the end is not something you see coming. A wrenching first novel that combines a teenager's emotional trauma with a love story in the best modern tradition. Grace Sullivan can't seem to do anything right - the first time. This quote shows how close Jimmy was and how hard it is to keep moving forward. It's hard not to give anything away but the beauty of this book is in its simplicity and the way it just pulls you in like you're feeling everything with these characters.
The rest of the story features how Morgan tries to go on with life and cope with the death of her best friend. It's been years since I read this book, and it's still one of my favorites. Holmes was nominated for the for Best Play and Gorshin was nominated for the for Outstanding Solo Performance. Broadway Say Goodnight Gracie is a one-man play by. This section contains 180 words approx.
Good for the age where you start taking life slightly more seriously middle school and helps with learning to deal with pain. Then I forgot about it. Plot Summary Say Goodnight, Gracie is all about a girl named Morgan dealing with the death of her best friend, Jimmy. I have read this book probably seven or eight times and I have loved it again and again. This book had me crying so hard in middle school.
Then she stays home from school for three weeks. But the detailed sensitivity with which Deaver explores Morgan's plight adds up to a fine characterization; as Morgan tells her story, it rings true. Morgan goes through a lot of different emotions after her loss. But suddenly, Jimmy is killed by a drunk driver and Morgan is left to deal with the grief of a senseless tragedy and the loss of her only friend. I don't even know why but I kept thinking about this book all of a sudden so I decided to r Re-read this book for the first time since high school or maybe it was middle school? While I really enjoyed this book, I feel I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it before reading Looking for Alaska by John Green, which deals with many of the same themes in what I feel is a more sophisticated and true-to-life way. It was one of the more mature young adult books I had ever read back then and I remember it having this profound effect on me. Re-read this book for the first time since high school or maybe it was middle school? It talks about a terrible accident brought a girl's life best friend away, and she suddenly has to face her life all alone.
It talks about the way a typical young person would react to a close friend's death. I could picture their affection and the comfortable-ness that comes with years and years of friendship. They do everything together--from cutting high school to go into the city to coaching each other at dance auditions and acting workshops. This imagined reply may be influenced by the fact that it is a rather obvious comic reply which could well have been used and by the similar ending to Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, which ended with 'Say goodnight, Dick' followed by 'Goodnight, Dick'. Their intense though platonic relationship has left little room in their lives for other friends; hence, when Jimmy is killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, seventeen-year-old Morgan struggles to go on alone.
They are always there for each other, and even though there are some bumps on the road they help each other get through hard times. She feels numb, unable to sleep, unwilling to share her feelings--and wants to tough it out alone. If you have a heart, this book will make you cry. Reviewed by Steph for TeensReadToo. At the end, Morgan finally learns how to accept it and how to become herself again.
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Morgan struggles through the stages of denial and anger, settling into deep depression and rejecting others' efforts to assist her in coping with her loss. As he is getting ready to leave the offices of Mr. Then, she becomes sad and has a really hard time. This comes from the way the author writes, as well as the way the character acted and responded to her friend Jimmy dying. This was coined as the sign-off at the end of George Burns' shows with his wife Gracie Allen in 1958.